I’m finally starting to feel better, and that my ‘cluster’ migraine blip has gone. Just in time for the bank holiday weekend – yay! Weirdly though, I was doing LOTS of writing when I was feeling rough, but now I’m better I seem to have slowed down. Hmm. I’ve not actually revisited anything I’d written over the last couple of weeks, so the quality may well be terrible, but at least I was doing something.
I think I should be able to get some writing done this weekend. I’m spending it with the man, but I think he’ll be recovering from tonight all tomorrow, so will give me the chance to actually do something productive. He’ll probably be on my back to get on with the writing course too (he will now I’ve written that). I’m actually planning on re reading the last modules of the course. I think doing that will give me the inspiration to crack on with this next assignment.
I’ve really got into this Ben Elton book I’m reading. It has become a real page turner and I totally can’t put it down. I even nearly missed my tube stop this morning I was so engrossed. I think I’ll have it finished by tomorrow – Friday night TV permitting! I really feel like I’m paying attention to the way it’s written, as well as the story. They say to be a good writer you have to be a reader, but I’ve been wondering recently, although I read a lot, do I actually pay that much attention to the writing? It would seem I now do – and it’s not been a conscious decision, it’s come naturally.
I’ve just had a funny thought. I would be so interested to know how many books I’ve read in the last few years. Since being an adult. It must be 100s. I’d hope it would be 100s anyway. I might when bored on day sit on Amazon (other online book retailers available) and see if I can get a rough estimate. I’d never be able to remember all of them; there have been many times when I’ve looked at a book and couldn’t remember if I’d read it or not. Last Christmas I asked my mum for a book, luckily I was there when she went to buy it, and realised I’d read it a couple of months before. Oops.
I said the other day I was going to do a review of the Science Museum when I went the other day. I’ve changed my mind on this. Partly because I forgot when I was there, so didn’t make any notes about it. Also because we didn’t really do much there. We went to a lecture on Ballistics and ate. Not really enough to be able to compile a review. Oh well. I’m going to Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday or Monday, might do one of that. Maybe.